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Narrative:After a second takeoff attempt from Pitt Meadows Airport - CYPK, British Columbia, on a planned trip to Vernon Regional Airport - CYVK, British Columbia, the engine of a Bushby Mustang II homebuilt aircraft (built by W. Hobbensieken) lost power during a steep left turn at an altitude of app. 60 metres. The aircraft coasted to the ground and crashed in a ditch near the runway and was destroyed by fire.
|Type:||Bushby Mustang II|
|C/n / msn:|| 20|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pitt Meadows Airport - CYPK, BC -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Pitt Meadows Airport - CYPK|
|Destination airport:||Vernon Regional Airport - CYVK|
The pilot was airlifted to hospital with minor burns and undetermined injuries to his neck and back.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3453/3860073587_4dfdde7f59_b.jpg (photo, credit: spotter Tim)
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